BRCA1 and BRCA2 breast cancer
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A woman's risk of breast and ovarian cancer is higher if she has BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene changes. Breast cancer is extremely rare in men, but BRCA2 gene changes have been linked to male breast cancer and possibly prostate cancer. The risk of some other cancers, including pancreatic and colon cancer, may also be higher. The gene changes can be inherited from either your mother's or father's side of the family.
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